BLACK HOLE – Trilogy And Triathlon
BLACK HOLE is Shamel’s third creation of the “black series”
Hence the sub title “Trilogy”
“Triathlon” is a marathon in three parts.
It’s A Race.
BLACK HOLE is a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, light, and visual art.
Although the title is derived from the cosmic phenomenon of a Black Hole,
it is not a work on explaining/sharing the science of it.
More so, it proposes to use the idea of the transformational environment of a Black Hole to create an atmosphere of mystery towards what is emcopasses,
What it can contain in it.
BLACK HOLE proposes to engage an audience in a way that it condenses the experience deeply into a colorfully hypnotic journey, without exit.
The choreography is engaged in Shamel’s comprehensive training and teaching in the movement language GAGA, created by Ohad Naharin.
One of the main qualities of the research will be the listening to gravity and other forces
To experience movement that is lighter than or thicker than the force and rhythm of gravity
In order contribute to density, lightness, colorfulness, and elusiveness to the form of the body and space.
The creative work is an international collaboration between Choreographer/Performance Artist Shamel Pitts (USA), Light Artist Tom Love (Israel), and Visual Installation Artist Lital Lev Cohen (Israel). Logo Design by Lucca Del Carlo (Brazil)
The work consist of three performers for each performance:
Shamel Pitts (USA), Mirelle Martins (Brazil), and Tushrik Fredericks (South Africa)
Ricardo Januario (Brazil), Joy-Marie Thompson (USA)
The performers’ research and sharing is in relationship to the space inside of their bodies;
as well as the space between them;
The interaction between their bodies and the materialistic landscape of the environment created by Love and Cohen.
Support the Creation Process
In 2018, we have been invited to perform and participate in art residencies in Berlin, Bulgaria, and Israel. At each location, we will not only be performing BLACK VELVET, we will also be creating BLACK HOLE, the third work in the triptych.
Because this work is an international project involving artists from all over the world, your support is essential.
Photography by Kitoko Chargois